SEMICONDUCTOR & NANOMATERIALS
Flexcell – Flexible, High Efficiency Solar Cells and Versatile Nano-structuring Technology
The team at Dublin City University (DCU) have developed a unique nano-structuring approach that can be applied to the production Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) based PV cells. This multi-stage technique presents a number of break-through elements that raise the possibility that GaAs wafer cost can be reduced down to a commercially viable level. This, combined with the fact the GaAs material is bound into a flexible polymer makes for a potential game-changing technology. The team at DCU are seeking industry partners to co-examine the potential for the use of these new cell production techniques with a view to establishing the commercial viability of the technology and find a route to market.